Stephen Leacock (1869 – 1944) was the Canadian equivalent of Mark Twain – a classic humorist, with a crisp and elegant prose style and a very keen eye for the follies of society. At the peak of his popularity he was one of the most widely read writers in the English language. Jack Benny and Groucho Marx considered his books among the funniest that they had ever read.
In Merry Mexico is taken from the collection Further Foolishness, which contains a number of political satires, focusing on the subject of war. In this story, the narrator travels to Mexico, which he believes to be in the grip of a revolution, in search of an old friend and business associate. However, he finds that the situation is not quite as he had expected.
Narrator - Jeff Moon
Raymon - David Prickett
Aide-de-camp to General Carranza - Russell Gold
General Carranza - Andy Harrington
American clerk - Brett Downey
Assistant - Leanne Yau
Bystander - John Burlinson
Film director - Ben Stevens
Sister of Mercy - Susan Iannucci
Frank Villa - Ben Stevens
Audio edited by Denis Daly
Cover design by Denis Daly
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